Wave Rock of Hyden – Surfing on the Land

| May 9, 2010

Can you believe people can actually surf not only on the beach, but also on the land? 14 meters high, and 110m long, the face of Wave Rock appears ready to crash onto pre-historic surf, now frozen in time. Believed to have formed over 2700 million years ago, Wave Rock is part of the northern face of Hyden Rock and this amazing nature sculpture is located at Perth, Australia. The shape of the wave is formed by gradual erosion of the softer rock beneath the upper edge, over many centuries. There are actually several examples of such waves in the Hyden area. The colors of the Wave are caused by the rain washing chemical deposits (carbonates and iron hydroxide) down the face, forming vertical stripes of grey reds and yellows. If you can stay a little longer, it is also worth seeing the Rock at different times of the day, as the changing sunlight alters its colors and appearance. Following are magnificent nature photos of Hyden Wave Rock at Australia.

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HDR Wave Rock by Jim Boki | Click to Enlarge :O

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Wave Rock Covered by Schoener | Click to Enlarge :O

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Wave Rock Black and White by Herman | Click to Enlarge :O

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Wave Rock Long Distance by Schoener | Click to Enlarge :O

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Wave Rock Long Distance by Rog | Click to Enlarge :O

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Lucky no Tourists by Stephen | Click to Enlarge :O

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Surfing Wave Rock by Hueystar | Click to Enlarge :O

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Wave Rock Engulfed by Tourists by James | Click to Enlarge :O

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Orange Wave Rock by Don Pugh | Click to Enlarge :O

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  2. robin brava says:

    Simply fantastic. Makes me think also of those rock columns left behind when the sea carves everything away. I’ll bet a whole blog could be published daily with photos of natural rock sculptures.

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  4. M.H.M says:

    Thanks Gail 🙂

  5. UGGSUK says:

    f you reduced the size of your images they could be shared at StumbleUpon and send you more traffic.SDS

  6. the wave is so nice,thank you

  7. Nice post.Thank you for taking the time to publish this information very useful! I’m still waiting for some interesting thoughts from your side in your next post thanks

  8. Remi Online says:

    amazing!it really looks like a surf wave!

  9. Herve leger says:

    the wave is so nice,thank you